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Nikon to launch two new Z lenses next week? (And they look pretty good!)

Nikon to launch two new Z lenses next week? (And they look pretty good!)
(Image credit: Nikon Rumors)

Rumors have been swirling that Nikon is gearing up to launch two new Z lenses next week. We always welcome the news of new Z lenses, as filling out the Z lens roadmap is Nikon's surest bet of attracting and retaining photographers to the Nikon Z camera system. Luckily, the two new rumored lenses look particularly exciting.

One of the lenses will apparently be the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens. A nice and fast 50mm is always a welcome prospect – although of course this piece of glass isn't likely to be anywhere near as dramatic as the Nikon Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, which has a super wide aperture and a weighty price tag to match.

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According to rumor website Nikon Rumors, the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens will be a "massive, solid lens with a lot of glass elements inside". This will include 17 elements in 15 groups including two ED glass elements and three aspherical elements. Apparently, there will be a lot of talk about the focus breathing of the lens.

This new Z 50mm f/1.2 is reported to have an OLED information panel, similar to the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens – it will also apparently be a similar size to this lens as well.

The second lens on the line-up is the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens. Apparently this will be smaller and lighter than the F-mount version and will be "movie-ready". It will have smooth and silent autofocus with "virtually no focus breathing or focus-shift while zooming". It will reportedly have an almost flat front element and will take regular filters (with a screw-on filter size of 112mm). 

With two new lenses looming close on the horizon, we'll be interested to see what else Nikon is working on. One thing's for certain – the Nikon Z lens line-up is turning out to be very exciting indeed.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something she is so adept at that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Before joining the site, her formidable hands-on abilities served her well as features editor for Practical Photography. A freelance photographer in her own right, she is a proud Nikon DSLR shooter.